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37 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds (Full List)

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You can encourage hummingbirds in your region to make a stop by your house by adding a few of several flowers that attract hummingbirds. Trumpet-shaped, red, and flowers with rich nectar are the best options to attract these beautiful creatures.

A beautiful Hummingbird eating nectar from a flower.


About Hummingbirds

One hummingbird fact you may not know is that they have spectacular eyesight. These tiny birds can see color better than humans, even seeing ultraviolet light. Warm colors are most attractive to them.

Scientists discovered that the flower’s nectar’s richness is more vital in its choice than the color. These quick-learning birds know the nourishment they need, so you can bring in loyal visitors with the right flowers.

Check out these beautiful Hummingbird sounds!

37 Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden

If you want regular hummingbird visitors, you’ll want to add a few of these 37 flowers to attract hummingbirds to your garden.

1. Hummingbird Mint (Agastache spp.)

A beautiful purple blooming Hummingbird Mint.

Aptly named hummingbird mint is an excellent option to attract hummingbirds to your garden. It has a minty fragrance and is available in several colors, including pink, red, and orange.

2. Fuchsia (Fuchsia)

A close-up of blooming flowers of Fuchsia

Fuschia flowers produce vibrant teardrop-shaped flowers that look beautiful in a hanging basket. Their bright colors and shape make Fuchsia a hummingbird magnet.

3. Impatiens (Impatiens)

Beautiful pink flowers of Impatien.

Impatiens are a garden enthusiast’s go-to because these flowers come in various colors like red, coral, and purple and have rich nectar that draws hummingbirds.

4. Four O’Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)

A close-up of red flowers of Four O'Clocks plant.

Four O’Clocks are trumpet-shaped and five-petaled blooms that get their common name from their blooming habit. They open around 4 pm and stay open until morning.

5. Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens)

Yellow flowers of Creeping Zinnia on a sunny day.

Although creeping zinnia isn’t in the same genus as true zinnias, these tiny sunflower-like flowers share similar attributes. This bright annual looks beautiful in a hummingbird garden.

6. Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)

A beautiful pink blooming Butterfly Bush.

Butterfly bush comes in several varieties with different heights and colors. Some types produce flowering spikes, while others have large clusters of flowers, both of which attract pollinators.

7. Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata)

A close-up of white flowers of Flowering Tobacco.

Flowering tobacco is a beautiful, fragrant plant that can brighten your garden. With blooms in summer and early fall, you can attract pollinating insects and animals later in the year than many flowers.

8. Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Different varieties of flowering Phlox

Phlox is a low-maintenance flowering plant with long-lasting blooms and a mild fragrance. They come in several shades and bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.

9. Petunia (Petunia species)

A beautiful flowering Petunia grows in the garden.

Petunias are among the most popular garden flowers because of their multiple color options and prolific bloom. Their trumpet-shaped flowers are especially attractive to hummingbirds.

10. Bee Balm (Monarda species)

A close-up of a red blooming Bee Balm.

Bee balm is known for its vibrant flowers and long blooming season. Their tiny, “spiky” petals give them a unique look that attracts pollinators and adds texture to your garden.

11. Cigar Plant (Cuphea ignea)

A close-up of Cigar Plant flowers.

The cigar plant, not to confuse it with the flowering tobacco plant, is an evergreen shrub with bright red flowers. This attractive plant adds a burst of color to garden beds or containers.

12. Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)

A close-up of Trumpet Vine red flowers.

The trumpet vine is a popular flower for hummingbirds because of its elongated shape. This fast-growing plant can quickly expand across your garden, so pruning is necessary to control the spread.

13. Hardy Geranium (Cranesbill Geranium)

Beautiful purple flowers of Hardy Geranium.

Hardy geraniums are another loved garden plant with several varieties to choose from. Most people opt for low-growing, dense plants with a carpet of colorful flowers that attract pollinators.

14. Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos spectabilis)

A close-up of red flowers of Bleeding Heart.

Bleeding heart gets its name from the pink heart-shaped blooms that dangle from the stem like a drop. As shade-lovers, they make an excellent option for shady areas like under trees.

15. Wishbone flowers (Torenia fournieri)

Beautiful bi-color flowers of Wishbone flower.

Wishbone flowers are another option that doesn’t mind growing in partially shady conditions. These trumpet-shaped flowers are available in various colors, each with a pair of stamens that come together in a wish-bone shape.

16. Wisteria (Wisteria)

A beautiful úink blooming Wisteria.

Wisteria is a stunning vine with a lovely fragrance during bloom in the spring. Typically, their flowers are shades of blue or purple, though some may be white or pink.

17. Hosta (Hosta species)

Beautiful Hostas growing in a garden.

Although hosta is known for its attractive foliage, they produce lily-like blooms on long stalks in lavender or white shades. These summertime blossoms attract bees and hummingbirds. Hostas are toxic to pets.

18. Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea)

A close-up of beautiful flowers of Hollyhocks on a sunny day.

There are over 60 varieties in the alcea family, though the single-flowering species are more attractive to pollinators. These showy blooms look stunning, growing against fences or walls.

19. Morning Glory (Ipomoea species)

Vibrant purple flowers of Morning Glory.

Morning glory is one of the most well-known flowering vines among gardeners. They feature vibrant trumpet-shaped flowers that are popular with hummingbirds and butterflies.

20. Hibiscus (Hibiscus spp.)

An orange flowering Hibiscus on a sunny day.

Hibiscus is a trumpet-shaped plant with annual and perennial varieties and can grow in full sun to partial shade. These large 10-inch flowers come in several colors, including orange and red.

21. Beardtongue (Penstemon)

Beautiful pink flowering Beardtongues.

There are more than 250 beardtongue varieties you can grow in your garden, featuring spikes of colorful tubular flowers. This showy plant will add a burst of color wherever you plant it.

22. Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Beautiful flowering Foxglove of different colors.

Common foxglove is a distinctive plant with tall, slender tubular blooms that frequently have brightly-colored speckles. This fast-grower can produce 2-5 feet of flower-lined stalks.

23. Catmint (Nepeta species)

A purple blooming Catmint in a backyard garden.

Catmint is a mint family member with billowing foliage with spikes of white flowers floating atop. These beauties look elegant in any yard while attracting pollinators.

24. Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea)

A close-up of a purple flowering Mealycup Sage.

Mealycup sage, also known as Victoria blue salvia, is a perennial flowering plant adored for its rich blue flowers that form showy spikes.

25. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Beautiful pink blooming Purple Coneflowers.
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Coneflowers are drought-tolerant and long-blooming prairie plants that come in several vibrant colors. The daisy-like blooms consist of multiple tiny flowers that lure in hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.

26. Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)

A close-up of a beautiful white flower of Honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle is a well-known flower that’s famous for its sweet floral scent. It’s important to note that some species of lonicera are invasive in some regions.

27. Delphinium (Delphinium elatum)

Beautiful flowering Delphiniums of different colors.

Delphiniums are eye-catching flowers to add to your landscape due to their impressive height and spikes of uniquely-shaped flowers.

28. Coral Bells (Heuchera spp.)

Beautiful red leaves of Coral Bells.

Coral bells is a traditional foliage plant rich in nectar attractive to hummingbirds. You can find varieties in nearly every color, including rose and lime green.

29. Lupine (Lupinus x hybrid)

Beautiful blooming Lupines of different colors.

Lupines are stunning wildflowers that bloom into vibrant spikes in your garden. These showy, tubular flowers are beautiful to hummingbirds.

30. Pricklyburr (Datura inoxia)

White flowering Pricklyburr.

Pricklyburr, also known as angel’s trumpet, is small and shrub-like, growing more in width than height. It features large trumpet-shaped flowers atop dark green, soft oval leaves.

31. Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

A close-up of pink flowering Lilac flowers.

Lilacs are deciduous shrubs that produce showy, purple flowers with a sweet fragrance. These easy-to-go plants are attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.

32. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Beautiful flowering Snapdragons of different colors.

Snapdragons get their common name from the shapes of their flower heads, which resemble a dragon’s snout. Additionally, it opens and closes in a snapping motion when pollinators open the “jaws” in search of pollen.

33. Columbine (Aquilegia spp.)

A close-up of beautiful flowers of Columbines.

Columbines have a similar resemblance to a jester’s hat and are particularly effective at attracting hummingbirds. They come in several colored blooms atop clover-like foliage.

34. Azalea (Rhododendron spp.)

A beautiful pink blooming Azalea rhododendron bush on a sunny day.

Azaleas are another shade-loving plant you can implement in your garden to attract hummingbirds. Additionally, there is a range of shades of reds and pinks.

35. Daylilies (Hemerocallis species)

A close-up of beautiful blooming flowers of burgundy Daylily.

Daylilies are low-maintenance flowering plant that is a staple in many gardens. They come in shades of red, orange, and multicolored blooms.

36. Princess Flower (Tibouchina urvilleana)

A close-up of a purple flower of Princess Flower

Princess flowers add a tropical touch to any garden and even received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. In warm climates, these beauties can bloom and attract hummingbirds year-round.

37. Lantana (Lantana camara)

Beautiful vibrant blooming Lantanas on a sunny day.

Lantana has a vine-like appearance, making it a popular flowering plant to place in hanging baskets or as a ground cover. Its rounded clusters of tiny, vibrant blooms may be several colors, including bicolor.

Final Thoughts

Even if you have a hummingbird feeder, adding flowers that attract hummingbirds allows them more diverse nectar options. Planting native plants can be easier to maintain than keeping a hummingbird feeder cleaned and filled, and natural plants offer more nutrients.

Opt for red, tubular, native flower varieties in different blooming seasons if you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard.

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